I guess if we thought the hurt knee was going to be the worst of it, we were sooo wrong.
Ben's knee is still really painful and swollen and now turning all sorts of colors, so no Dr. visit yet. We have to wait for the swelling to go down. We are now more sure he tore/ruptured the meniscus. Yesterday morning, after I spent the night getting up 3 times with Sam and several times with the dog (yeah, I know..the dog), Ben woke me up saying he couldn't open his eyes and he needed me to text his manager and tell her he wouldn't be to work.
Come to find out, he slept with his contacts in, which usually isn't a big deal. For some odd reason, they totally burnt, or irritated, or did something major to his eyes. The pain was so severe that he couldn't even open them. We spend the day yesterday with the lights off, blinds closed and Ben kept his sunglasses on.
So now, he can't walk and can't see. Did I mention that 6 of his toes are black from the frostbite he got a while back (the reason for the new ski boots). Add that to the list. He is in pain all over. Poor guy. His eyes are slowly getting better today, but they still aren't totally healed. He is not sure if he will be able to drive to work, because of the brightness of the sun and the snow. Too painful. Ben is so healthy and normally avoids a lot of stuff like this. It is just so crazy that it all hit at once.
The past 5 days have been pretty trying for our family. It has just been kind of weird around here. No good way to explain it. Just difficult. I am struggling and yearning for some sort of a break, and Ben is in so much pain and aggravation, that he can't really be here mentally or physically (can't say I blame him at all).
Sam has been a nightmare. He has been waking up at night and bawling all day unless I am holding him. For those of you who have been through it, you know how trying that can be..day after day after day. Sam also woke up at 3:00am last night COVERED in blood. He has been having bloody noses a lot lately, but this one was nasty. His ENTIRE face was covered in dried blood. I mean literally covered. I couldn't see his skin. His ears, hair and neck were also soaked. His hands had it all over them too. So, Sam got a nice little sponge bath at 3:00 this morning. Fun times!
Things could be WAY worse, and we know that. I has just been a really weird, kind of rough for us this week. I think we could use a vacation, or at least some miracle to heal Ben and some sort of break for me to pull myself together.
For now, we will just keep living and going through the motions until life feels like life again. It will pass, it always does. The end.